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Backup for Windows Server 2008R2

Mbrowwn asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello all,

I'm looking for advice on a simple piece of backup software, which can be used for a very small business running W2k8.  I have a 2TB Lacie (esata/usb) that will be used in conjunction with the software.  They're only backing up 10GB of data at the moment and I was hoping to find something that has some granularity, in the sense that I can restore an individual file, if needed.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for all your help in advance.

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Sean MeyerIT Director

Try the following -- www.metiix.com   $50 / server  per month.  Gives you block level de-dup, 448 encryption and the ability to securely backup offsite.

It lets you keep multiple versions of a file.  You limit (or dont) the number of versions it saves.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

The built-in backup isn't suitable?  Are you using Volume Shadow Copy as well?


Askurat1,   thank you for the suggestion.  I currently own BackupExec 2010R2 and haven't been happy with the product. I could install the software at this site but I don't often visit the location and I need to be sure the backup will run without any intervention.  In my experience with BE, something goes wrong once a week with either the backup or restore so I was trying to stay away from this product.

ArmyGroo, thank you als for the suggestions.  The server at the current location doesn't have internet access so I suppose an online solution wouldn't work.

Do you guys potentially have any other suggestions?



Acronis Backup & Recovery is also a possibility.
Sean MeyerIT Director

Metiix can be used locally to a NAS.
Sean MeyerIT Director

I see you have USB -- It does support USB -- http://www.metiix.com/questions

What hardware and storage do I need at my destinations?

The power of Metiix block level dynamics allows you to use any hardware and disk configuration that suites you at your destinations. All that is required at any destination is one Metiix client license loaded onto a Windows or Linux platform and some disk to write to. Choose from: USB, FW, ATA, e-SATA, SATA, SCSI, iSCSI, internal disk, DAS, NAS, or SAN. Mix and match disk manufacturers, hardware types, and the amount of destinations deployed.
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